March 8, 2021

Cooperative helps rural women gain financial independence

Celebrating International Women’s Day gives members of a rural women’s collective the opportunity to reflect on their improved livelihood and progress with renewed zeal towards financial sustenance

February 26, 2021

Centenarian pioneer woman farmer honored with Padma Shri

A hands-on farmer from a young age, unlettered Pappammal has been at equal ease in her farm and in scientific discussions, and a proponent of sustainable and modern farm practices

February 20, 2021

Piplantri plants 111 trees for birth of every girl child

The World Day of Social Justice commemorated on 20 February, is an ideal day to highlight the gender equality that Piplantri ensures, by celebrating the birth of every girl child

February 3, 2021

Empowered rural women demonstrate leadership skills

Providing an enabling environment transforms and empowers rural women. Building on their abilities, the women realize their potential to lead and become change makers

January 25, 2021

How rural India showed resilience, synergy during lockdown

Republic Day is an ideal occasion to celebrate rural India’s positive progress. VillageSquare recollects how communities used the lockdown productively, despite difficulties and loss of livelihoods.

January 13, 2021

Rural women are unaware of the risk of breast cancer

Due to lack of information about breast cancer, misconceptions, shame and social stigma, women in villages risk their life by not getting screened and treated

January 4, 2021

Through multi-tier farming women minimize risks, maximize profits

Growing a minimum of three crops per season, women farmers overcome climate risks. Staggered harvest from multiple crops help then earn through the year and overcome market risks

December 30, 2020

Dairy cooperative leads to empowerment of women

Women who were confined to their homes became dairy farmers as SHG members, subsequently forming a self-reliant cooperative. It has resulted in empowering them socially and financially

December 28, 2020

Odisha fares poorly in women’s safety, despite government efforts

Statistics reveal rampant gender-based violence and inequality in Odisha. A concerted multi-stakeholder effort is needed to bring about change, as government initiatives are slow in bearing results

December 23, 2020

Women-run platform ensures gender justice to rural women

A socio-legal forum led by rural women resolves gender-based conflicts and injustice within families and communities, and helps women in villages lead a dignified life